The Cooking Matters campaign is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices.
We envision a world where all caregivers have the skills they need to prepare healthy, low-cost meals for their families. We work toward this vision by providing education programming to families, mobilizing a network of community partners, and working to engage and influence key stakeholders on the value of food skills education--practical education for individuals to purchase and prepare foods that meet their nutrition, budget, and personal needs. The combined impact of these strategies empowers families with the skills they need to build lifelong healthy habits for their children, and to help shape the way our society values and prioritizes healthy eating. Learn more.
Our participants are parents and caregivers with a limited food budget who want to provide healthy meals for their families. We have a particular focus on parents and caregivers of young children under the age of six. Read some of their stories.
Our programs teach parents and caregivers to shop for and cook healthy meals – building a world where healthy eating choices are available for everyone. Cooking Matters educates through interactive, hands-on lessons and digital education tools and resources. Learn more.
Our Implementation Partners
We partner with citywide, regional, and statewide nonproﬁts, community groups, social service agencies, universities, and healthcare and public organizations across the country. These valued partners use our curricula to provide in-person cooking courses and grocery tours in venues that are convenient and familiar to Cooking Matters participants. Learn more.
Dedicated facilitators support Cooking Matters Partners by helping to lead in-person lessons. These chefs, students, Registered Dietitians, nutrition educators and people with a passion for good food are critical to achieving our mission. Learn more about volunteering.
We have over two decades of nationally-recognized food skills education experience working directly with low-income families and community partners. Cooking Matters participants who receive time-saving, budgeting and food-preparation skills are more able and likely to switch to healthier meal preparations. Read more about our impact.